Travel Blogs from Grand Island
Well it will all be downhill from Cheyenne. The landscape is flat and green with oil pumps scattered around. You see a cluster of trees so you know there is a house somewhere in there. When we cross into Nebraska the north side of the interstate is flat and the south side has rolling hills.
On no, we are now in central time so we lost another hour.
About 75 miles into Nebraska the wind is ...
... of what a mid-western town looked like in 1894 but is laid out all wrong for a railroad town and is very short on railroad artifacts. For example: a railroad town would have a water tank and maybe a steam engine servicing facility of some type. The farm machinery building is someplace I want to go back and see again. It has a great collection but the docent told me that nothing in the building has moved in 30 years. Again time and money ...
... of Labor Temple was an interesting building. It was bingo night but we didn't go in. Antique malls were on every corner and the newly renovated Grand theater was cool. Finally, we ended up at Nathan Detroit's pub and enjoyed a cold glass of Buffalo Sweat. Don't worry, it was actually a tasty dark beer. Off to bed, so we can rest up for a twenty mile bicycle ride early tomorrow. More ...
After 7 hours, we made it to Cornhuskerland! Here's a picture of Maggie and her college buddy, JoAnn, with whom we will be staying tonight. The ride was easy, no bad weather. I will have to say that it seemed like we were in Missouri all day! That state needs an Interstate highway that runs diagonally from the Southeast to the Northwest. Driving straight across from St. Louis to Kansas City, then up to Nebraska City is ...
... have ridden through in Nebraska have had either oil refineries or grain silos right in the middle of town. When we got to a town called Shelton we took a break and did our laundy at a laundromat. Then we watched a DVD in the RV. From there it was an easy 16 mile ride into Grand Island. I was very glad to be in Grand Island because now I'm only 90 miles from Lincoln which is 40 miles from Omaha. Tomorrow I will ride to Lincoln. Today I rode 87 ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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